Panaji: Troubles seem to be mounting for Goa lawmaker Babush Monserrate, who has been accused in alleged rape of a 16-year-old Nepali girl, as another accused in the case surrendered today.
Rosy Ferros, the third accused, who was on the run till now, surrendered before the crime branch today morning.
According to police sources, they have found certain crucial evidence from the surrendered accused and are also said to have recovered victim's mobile phone from her. It is believed that Ferror introduced victim's stepmother to MLA Monserrate who sold her in exchange of Rs 50 lakh. The police had earlier also arrested the mother of the victim on the charges of trafficking.
Monserrate has been accused of raping a 16-year old Nepali girl at his bungalow in Goa. Monserrate, who is currently in police custody, has been charged in rape as well as human trafficking in a police case.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker has rubbished all charges against him and said that the complaint against him was a result of a political conspiracy. He also claimed that the teen used to work at a shop owned by him and was fired for stealing Rs 4,000.
Monserrate was elected to the St Cruz constituency on a Congress ticket, but was sacked from the party after he started hobnobbing with the BJP. He has been booked in the past for extortion.
His son Rohit was also arrested for allegedly raping a minor German girl five years back, but was later acquitted.
On Friday, in a statement before the police, the victim said that her stepmother and another woman had sold her to Monserratte for Rs 50 lakh. She also alleged that Monserrate spiked her drink and then raped her at his bungalow in Goa.